*UPDATE # 1* My Free "Rare-Exotic" from MM

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cheers2Ya, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Cheers2Ya

    Cheers2Ya Songster

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    I know she's less than three weeks old, but her markings are pretty clear. She's from Murray McMurray, and I got my order March 2.

    I *believe* she is a she, but you more experienced people may have a different idea. I'm guessing Barred Rock since her barring is coming in pretty evenly, but, then again, the barring isnt coming in like I thought it would for a barred breed. Which could certainly change as she ages. They also are not
    "exotic".

    Then I was thinking maybe a Cuckoo Maran, but her legs do not look white to me and she, again, has pretty even barring, not cuckoo-ish.

    What do you all think?

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    UPDATED WITH CURRENT PHOTOS:

    I believe I made a mistake and thought her comb was a single. It is now looking otherwise, perhaps the beginning of a rose comb? It looks pretty broad now, and maybe the ridges are less defined? But it still has similarities to the others'. I only ever had straight's, with the exception of three with pea combs. So maybe you can tell me better. She's seemingly atypical, regardless.

    In addition to a change in her comb, her feather pattern has changed some. Referring back to MMc, is she/he a Dominique?!? She still does not look like other chicks her age that I've been able to find...but again, from a hatchery, so...

    With the pinkening of her comb area, could be a Mister, as well. I'm pretty sure, actually.

    Here are the pics, what do you think? Three weeks, 3 days old today, I believe. 20180322_115901.jpg 20180322_120108.jpg 20180322_120038.jpg 20180322_115818.jpg 20180322_115348.jpg
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  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    Wow, she's pretty. Not a Cuckoo Marans, imo. I don't know.
     
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  3. Cheers2Ya

    Cheers2Ya Songster

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    This is what she looked like when I first got her...
    Yes, I agree, but I'm kind of at a loss. She's more striped than barred. She shouldn't be a mix, as she is from a hatchery. I'm just very curious at this point! Thanks for the response!
     
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  4. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    It will be much easier to tell when she/he is older.
     
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  5. Cheers2Ya

    Cheers2Ya Songster

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    I know, I was just hoping someone would know, or have an idea. *sigh* Thanks!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Beautiful - worth waiting to see just what she/he turns into. Much too young now. Please post new photos when 8 weeks old and fully feathered out.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Do you have a pic of it as a chick?
     
  8. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    Not a barred chicken.
     
  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Couldn't possibly be a Silver Lakenvelder, could it?
     
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  10. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Emu whisperer

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    That doesn't look like any barred rock I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful markings!
     

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